San Miguel de Allende from a Millennial’s point of view

JESSICA is a world-traveler, asspiring photographer, frozen yogurt and Nutella addict; lover of new destinations and experiences, with a full-time job.

San Miguel is any art lovers dream – with it’s stunning colonial architecture, thriving arts scene, and all around fiestas (almost) everyday, I found myself falling for this picturesque little city as soon as I arrived.

Set high in the mountains of central Mexico, San Miguel is worthy of it’s UNESCO World Heritage Site status, filled with quaint cobblestoned streets, artisanal craft shops, nearby hot springs, and organic and inventive restaurants popping up every month. And with all the street art and brightly painted buildings, it’s practically bursting with color.

What was once a sleepy hill town (without even a single traffic light!) has evolved into a bustling little city attracting those with an appreciation for the arts and gastronomy. I would say to get here before everyone else, but it’s too little too late; this charming town see’s a great deal of visitors (both domestic and international), with many ultimately deciding to make San Miguel their expat base.

Anytime of the year is a perfect time to visit San Miguel, as it’s basically the land of perpetual spring (aka the climate doesn’t change too much throughout the year)! Boasting over 300 days of sunshine every year, San Miguel never gets too hot or too cold (with temps hovering between 73 and 88 degrees F year round).

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